jFET

Richard Jangatha started his musical journey as a first chair violinist and now has found himself as a heavy bass producer that goes by the name jFET.

After transitioning from his classical training, Jangatha started learning EDM production in college. He was making house music, sending it to labels and started getting signed. During this time, Jangatha had over 50 releases across house labels in both digital and vinyl format. He started getting into bass music over two years ago and began to send his music around again, rebranding himself as jFET. His first release charted #15 on the Beatport Dubstep Releases chart and landed a release with the ubiquitous Play Me Records as part of the New Blood of Dubstep 2012.

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Although it has been a long journey to get to this point for jFET, he is still working hard to grow and evolve as an artist while circulating his music. He has worked with artists both locally and nationally, including Shy Guy Says, Marcus Blac and Neal Zen, and has open projects with ### (PoundPoundPound) and Cosby Sweater. When asked who he would pick as his favorite local musician? “Don’t have a favorite, everyone brings their own thing to the table and I personally can’t compare them.”

Frequently found at The Mousetrap, jFET just got done playing Mojostock and still has WARMFest and Hyperion in store before ORANJE on October 12. He also has a bunch of upcoming EPs due to be released, dates TBA. “I love the local scene,” said jFET. “There are a lot of characters, I’m one of them of course.”

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This will be jFET’s first time performing at ORANJE, although he attended the event last year. “Last year, I was a patron and had a great time. I’m very much looking forward to seeing all the awesome art vendors and of course to perform this year.” If you were on the fence about coming to ORANJE this year, jFET wants to convince you to come. “It’s one of a kind; you get to see the evolving state of arts. I had an incredible time last year, and I think it has something for everyone.”

You can keep up with jFET before ORANJE 2013 on TwitterFacebook and Soundcloud.

No Bad Ideas Clothing Company

An international brand based in Indianapolis, No Bad Ideas is an eclectic street-inspired headwear company trying to put their footprint on pop culture. It’s no surprise that this company is a perfect fit to be a sponsor of ORANJE, seeing as they support the creative movement around Indianapolis and beyond.

No Bad Ideas headwear line has something for everybody, including a wide variety of baseballs, snapbacks, 5 panels, fashion silhouettes and cold-weather knits. Locally, promoters from IndyMojo to Rad Summer to Crush Entertainment are utilizing the company to create a line of custom hats, and nationally the hats have been spotted at festivals from Pitchfork to Forecastle and even on the TV show Graceland. Local music groups such as Heavy Gun Blog and Cut Camp have worked with No Bad Ideas for support on their projects and photo shoots.

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Founded by Andy Moss, No Bad Ideas is a company that goes against the grain, supporting creative self-expression and people with a DIY mentality. “We like to support the artistic community, and ORANJE is the number one event in town when it comes to showcasing a wide range of talent across different mediums,” said Moss.

No Bad Ideas came up with three unique hat designs for ORANJE in 2012, which have been wildly popular, and is releasing a new design this year for ORANJE 2013, which should be available soon. Although you might not associate Indianapolis with street/urban culture, No Bad Ideas is keeping the company in the Midwest to bring that mentality here. “We love everybody that’s following their dreams!”

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You can find hats by No Bad Ideas at local, independent retailers or on their website. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter! If you’d like an ORANJE hat, you can buy one in our online merch store.